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Table 3 Correlation analysis of dietary total phytosterols versus anthropometric parameters, blood glucose and serum lipid profiles

From: Associations of dietary phytosterols with blood lipid profiles and prevalence of obesity in Chinese adults, a cross-sectional study

  Total phytosterols intake, mg/d
Unadjusted Adjusteda
r P r P
Overall
 BMI, kg/m2 −0.181 < 0.001 − 0.226 < 0.001
 WC, cm − 0.106 0.001 − 0.167 < 0.001
 SBP, mm Hg − 0.112 < 0.001 − 0.132 < 0.001
 DBP, mm Hg − 0.109 0.002 −0.134 < 0.001
 FBG, mmol/l −0.024 NS −0.033 NS
 2 h-PG, mmol/l −0.019 NS −0.023 NS
 TG, mmol/l −0.033 NS −0.041 NS
 TC, mmol/l −0.144 < 0.001 −0.183 < 0.001
 HDLc, mmol/l −0.023 NS −0.029 NS
 LDLc, mmol/l −0.138 < 0.001 −0.167 < 0.001
Men
 BMI, kg/m2 −0.212 < 0.001 −0.243 < 0.001
 WC, cm −0.164 < 0.001 −0.206 < 0.001
 SBP, mm Hg −0.117 0.024 −0.136 0.011
 DBP, mm Hg −0.112 0.031 −0.140 0.023
 FBG, mmol/l −0.028 NS −0.037 NS
 2 h-PG, mmol/l −0.023 NS −0.029 NS
 TG, mmol/l −0.034 NS −0.044 NS
 TC, mmol/l −0.147 0.003 −0.191 < 0.001
 HDLc, mmol/l −0.021 NS −0.023 NS
 LDLc, mmol/l −0.133 0.006 −0.185 < 0.001
Women
 BMI, kg/m2 −0.158 < 0.001 −0.210 < 0.001
 WC, cm −0.087 0.047 −0.122 0.006
 SBP, mm Hg −0.106 0.028 −0.129 0.011
 DBP, mm Hg −0.105 0.042 −0.119 0.033
 FBG, mmol/l −0.019 NS −0.024 NS
 2 h-PG, mmol/l −0.014 NS −0.018 NS
 TG, mmol/l −0.029 NS −0.031 NS
 TC, mmol/l −0.137 0.011 −0.179 < 0.001
 HDLc, mmol/l −0.027 NS −0.033 NS
 LDLc, mmol/l −0.121 0.021 −0.145 0.006
  1. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, WC waist circumference, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, FBG fasting blood glucose, 2 h-PG 2 h-postprandial glucose, TG triglyceride, TC total cholesterol, HDLc high destiny lipoprotein cholesterol, LDLc low destiny lipoprotein cholesterol, NS no significance
  2. a Adjusting for total energy intake